Trio performs with WMU emerita in free concert

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Hofeldt-Phillips Trio will be joined by soprano Dr. Karen Wicklund, Western Michigan University associate professor emerita of music, for a recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The trio of Betsey Hofeldt, violin, Mark Hofeldt, cello, and Stephen Phillips, piano, from the Dayton Symphony will present a program including the Martinu Duo No. 2 for Violin and Cello and the Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Opus 90. WMU emerita voice faculty soprano Karen Wicklund will also join the trio to present a 50th anniversary performance of the Opus 127 Blok Songs, composed in 1967 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Hofeldt-Phillips Trio

The trio has been performing together for more than 20 years in many concert venues throughout the nation, including a recent concert tour in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Violinist Betsey Hofeldt and soprano Wicklund first met as music majors at St. Olaf College, where they each earned Departmental Distinction awards. Wicklund was a WMU voice faculty member from 1997 to 2011.

For more information about the concert, visit or call (269) 387-4667.

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